GRO Indices

At the beginning of this month (November 2016) the General Register Office in Southport, England made available new indices for births and deaths in England and Wales. These are slightly different from the ones available at FreeBMD and elsewhere being taken from one step back in the transcription process. They also have mother’s maiden name at birth (only on FBMD from 1912) and age at death (only on FBMD from 1865) and full names (FMBD may have initials). However, the age at death for infants has frequently been mistranscribed – age 10 months may appear as 10 years.

So there have been quite a number of changes to my database as a result of the additions and corrections – see my website!

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  1. Gail Andrews Hardy

     /  August 15, 2017

    Hi, Andy, I have the Sarah Micklethwaite dilemma of England vs. Massachusetts. I’m descended from the Sarah and Joseph Benson in Massachusetts, but I can’t find her parents.

    • Hi Gail. I’ve emailed you off-blog as I’d like to pursue this and see if we can work anything out about these folks. Best Wishes, Andy.


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